Bay County Medical Care Facility is in Essexville, Michigan, a city with 11,483 people. This turns out to be a quality facility, with an overall grade of B+. Based on our ratings, this nursing home looks like a good fit for most people. The best aspect of this facility's strong profile is its nursing rating. Nursing grades are discussed in the next section
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Bay County Medical Care Facility
- Nursing Home
Updated Apr 1, 2023 by Nick Lata
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- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Government - County
- Secure Memory Care
- Offers Hospice
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Stroke Recovery
- IV Antibiotic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
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Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its strong overall grade, we awarded this nursing home a grade of A+ for its nursing grade. In computing a nursing home's nursing grade, we weigh the quantity of hours nurses are with patients and the level of skill of those nurses. This facility provided 0.6 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Finally, our nursing grades also factor in quality-based assessments, such as avoiding major falls. This facility performed well in this area. Avoiding major falls is typically a good indicator that a nursing home has reliable quality controls in place. Major falls can typically be prevented if more nurses aids and better safety protocols are in place.
Short-term Care Quality
This facility performed well in our short-term care category. Indeed, we gave it a grade of A- for that category, which is one of our most elite grades. Our short-term care scores are vital for residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires more skilled nursing. Skilled nursing includes a vast scope of services, spanning from registered nurses to physical and respiratory therapists, as well as other types of therapy. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every nursing home employs these types of nurses. However, based on the data this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients who were able to return to the community from this facility. We found that 5.3 percent of this facility's patients returned home.
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Another area of strength for this facility is in inspections. In fact, inspections turned out to be one of its best categories. In that area, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B. Inspection scores weigh several factors, including deficiencies and substantiated complaints. You can learn more about each of these issues by obtaining copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. This place was hit with 6 deficiencies on its inspection report, but none of the deficiencies were considered to be major deficiencies. This tells you that the inspectors did not consider any of these deficiencies to pose an immediate risk to resident health or safety. We should point out that deficiency-free inspection reports are rare in the industry.
Long-term Care Quality
The last area we analyzed is long-term care. This facility received a very good long-term care grade this year, with a grade of C. Even though this was not nearly as impressive as a few of its other category grades, this is nevertheless a decent score in this area. In calculating our long-term care grades, we assess the personal care offered to a nursing home's patients. In addition to looking at the volume of care provided by aids and other staff, we analyzed the percentage of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. Fortunately, this nursing home provided the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents, which is a very respectable datapoint. This place was able to keep its patients out of the hospital. Indeed, it had only 0.02 hospitalizations per 1,000 long-term resident days, which is an impressively low figure.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Bay County Medical Care Facility Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 15.43% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are skin damage caused by staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 0.85% of Patients had Serious Falls
This indicates the percent of residents who have had a fall which caused major injury.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 5.13% of Patients had UTIs
This metric measures the percent of long-term stay residents who experienced a UTI. Although a higher rate infections could reflect poorly on a facility's cleanliness, it is difficult to compare different facilities due to nursing homes having reporting standards.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 20.29% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients that were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may suggest that a facility is using these drugs to subdue residents in scenarios where such medications aren't medically required. Nevertheless, some nursing homes need to rely more on these drugs due to an increased number of patients with cognitive disorders.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 18.75% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who were administered antianxiety drugs. These medications are typically used to treat patients experiencing anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 1.54% of Patients
This is the percentage of patients demonstrating signs of depression. Higher levels of depression may reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 100% of Patients
This is the percent of residents who have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. High vaccination rates should be demanded by residents.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 8.25% of Patients
This metric measures the percent of long-term patients that required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. ADL's include activities such as dressing and bathing.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 14.66% of Residents
This indicates the percent of patients who retained mobility levels over time. Retaining mobility is usually a great sign for residents' well-being.
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 0.02 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 14.66% of Residents Rehospitalized
This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term care.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 14.83% of Patients
This tells you the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term care. There is generally a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Bay County Medical Care Facility, 87.71% of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents who experienced functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living. High levels of performance with ADL's often correlates with superior rehabilitation.
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